Projects in Macedonia
Community Economic Development
The Community Development project improves the organizational and management skills of local Macedonian organizations to implement activities and programs that address local needs. Volunteers work with a wide variety of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), associations, municipalities, community groups, and community members. Special attention is paid to supporting work with youth (in and out of school), people with disabilities, women, and disadvantaged groups.
Volunteers work with their colleagues to develop mission statements and strategic plans; increase the use and value of information technology; increase interaction, communication and networks between NGOs, municipalities, and local resources; and develop broader knowledge of project planning, implementation and evaluation. They also work on projects designed to motivate youth and promote tolerance and equal opportunities for underrepresented populations.
Peace Corps Macedonia implements the English Education program in collaboration of the Ministry of Education and Science of Macedonia, as well as other agencies and organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities. The program is designed to address English language learning of students, teachers and community members and improve teaching methodologies and practices. Volunteers co-teach with local English teachers in public primary and secondary schools.
Volunteers work with their colleagues to demonstrate new teaching methodologies and activities; develop supplemental materials for English Language classes; engage in team teaching to plan and present lessons; and make effective use of information technology and internet provided at schools. They also develop English language centered extracurricular activities such as English clubs, drama clubs, and summer camps.